August 9

Kajiado traders resume normalcy after polls

Wednesday, August 17th, 2022 17:27 | By

Following the August 9 general election results outcome that concluded the declaration William Ruto as President-elect, small scale traders in Kajiado towns have resumed normalcy.

A spot check by People Daily Digital, indicate that traders have began restocking their shops and opening their businesses early and closing late.

In the past one week, traders had remained skeptical of stocking their businesses and there was a trend of opening business late and closing early in what traders say was a precaution ahead of polls outcome.

Kitengela, Kiserian, Isinya and Kajiado town traders say the fear is now long gone pegged on the manner in which residents carried themselves after the polls outcome.

Kajiado residents remain calm

They say residents remained calm and peaceful speculating that Azimio la Umoja presidential candidate Raila Odinga's move to petition the presidential election might not have any significant effects on daily business.

"The tension that was there is no longer there. We are happy that Kajiado people have remained so peaceful.

"Traffic of customers is gradually resuming and we are making about 80 per cent of sales we used to make before the polls," Ann Mumbi, a cereals trader at the Kitengela market, said.

The frequent police patrols in the towns have also reassured traders of their safety.

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